Friendly Parrot Found in Fort Worth Backyard

By Jane Geelan-Sayres
|  Thursday, Sep 30, 2010  |  Updated 4:35 PM CDT
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Friendly Parrot Found in Fort Worth Backyard

Lisa Gresham

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Many of us are used to seeing signs around neighborhoods when dogs or cats go missing, but this isn't something you see everyday -- a sign for a found parrot. Yes, a parrot.

Lisa Gresham discovered the green parrot in her backyard earlier in the week and has no idea where it came from. Her dog actually alerted her to the bird by barking. Gresham said she grabbed a stick to help transport the bird to safety. It flew onto the stick, but then flew up and onto a neighbors roof.

Gresham decided to rescue the bird from the roof and actually took it into her home for safe keeping.  She has placed fliers up around her Mistletoe Heights home hoping to find the birds real owners. She even reached out to the Forth Worth Zoo, who told her all of their birds are accounted for.

Unfortunately, Gresham cannot keep the bird as she already has a house full of cats, dogs and kids.  So, she has found the bird a new home. Friday afternoon the parrot will travel to Belton to stay with a friend who has experience in raising parrots. 

There is a known colony of feral parrots in Saginaw, but they haven't reported anyone from their brood missing. Groan, bad joke. Sorry. Gresham believes the bird was a pet, as it is easily handled by humans.

If you know who the parrot belongs to, you can contact us at newstips@nbcdfw.com and we can pass your information onto Gresham.

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